Bloodstain Pattern Evidence

Bloodstain Pattern Evidence : Objective Approaches and Case Applications

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In Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, the concepts introduced in the author's first book, Blood Dynamics, are updated and applied to provide essential answers in the resolution of actual crimes. The book is accessible to all levels of investigators, regardless of academic background, and allows readers to develop a fundamental understanding of the underlying scientific principles behind bloodstain pattern evidence.

Bloodstain Pattern Evidence builds on the fundamental ideas brought about by an understanding of Non-Newtonian dynamics, and illustrates through case work the practical forensic science applications of these principles to the analysis of bloodstain patterns.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 187.96 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 1,043.26g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 360 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123704820
  • 9780123704825

Table of contents

Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1, Introduction, Review of Blood Dynamics
Chapter 2, Recognition to the American Founding Father of Bloodstain Pattern Evidence: The Kirk Years by John I. Thornton
Chapter 3, Understanding Blood Behavior
Chapter 4, Trigonometry in Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, Math Use in Question

Section II: Case Applications
Chapter 5: Timing is Everything
Chapter 6: The Alexander Lindsay Second Inquiry
Chapter 7: Who Was the Shooter
Chapter 8: Traffic Salutations in America
Chapter 9: The Body on the Porch
Chapter 10: Lil Ole Guy Who Woke Up Dead
Chapter 11: Self Defense Staging Homicide by Gunshot
Chapter 12: Crime Scene Artwork, Staged Assault
Chapter 13: Curiosity Caught the Murderer
Chapter 14: Informant Execution
Chapter 15: Lack of the Crime Lab Involvement
Chapter 16: On Duty Officer Involved Shooting
Chapter 17: Three Down and Still Missed Intended Victim
Chapter 18: Perfect Stories
Chapter 19: Family Elimination
Chapter 20: A Tragedy of Errors Homicide
Chapter 21: The Accomplice Wouldn't Plea
Chapter 22: Magic Bullet in Alleged Drive-By Shooting
Chapter 23: Perry Mason is a Myth
Chapter 24: Hidden Face, Blunt Force Assault
Chapter 25: Body in the Bathtub

Section III: Bloodstain Pattern Evidence Interactions with Other Forensic Disciplines.
Chapter 26, Bloodstain Pattern Evidence and Law Enforcement.
Chapter 27, The Forensic Crime Lab and Bloodstain Pattern Evidence by G. Michele Yezzo
Chapter 28, DNA and Bloodstain Pattern Evidence by Dr. Christie Davies
Chapter 29, Pathology and Bloodstain Pattern Evidence.
Chapter 30, Bloodstain Pattern Evidence and the Law

Section IV: Experience with Training in Bloodstain Pattern Evidence
Chapter 31, Preparations for Bloodstain Pattern Workshops
Chapter 32, Spatter Group Exercises
Chapter 33, Exercises with Groups other than Spatters (Non-spatter groups)
Chapter 34, Special Projects, Practical Exams, and Mock Crime Scenes

Section V: The Future of Bloodstain Pattern Evidence
Chapter 35: Research in Bloodstain Pattern Evidence
Chapter 36: Conclusions
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About Anita Y. Wonder

Anita Wonder is Founder and Director of the Wonder Institute, a forensic science consulting, training and research association specializing in Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, based in Carmichael, CA. From 1971 to 2005 Ms. Wonder was the Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist for a large national HMO. She continues to lecture, handle special case studies and testify on the evidence for both prosecution and defense. Anita has testified for both criminal and civil proceedings.
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